Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy

The average student can expect to complete this program in twenty-four calendar months of full-time study in the classroom and in fieldwork experiences.

The program is planned to enable the student to gain a mastery of knowledge in occupational therapy, and to practice skills and competencies required of the practicing therapist in this field. Students complete coursework and clinical experiences in all the major practice areas:

  • Mental health
  • Physical disabilities
  • Pediatrics
  • The older adult

In addition, the student examines:

  • The principles and methods of leadership roles in health policy
  • Supervision
  • Education
  • Research

Faculty members work with the students as developers of learning environments and as resource people in collaborative problem-solving.

The program overall is focused on the development of the practitioner’s role, but also provides basic education leading to leadership skills in administration, supervision, research, and education. Students also have the opportunity to select occupational therapy elective courses which provide more specialized knowledge in a variety of areas. Selected students can also participate in international service learning opportunities.

Full listings of courses and course schedules can be found in our program bulletin.